'Sustainability' and 'longevity' are not the sole preserve of hip London designers – far from it. Master weaver Stuart Holding has been sourcing natural fibres, designing and weaving cotton pieces with an emphasis on longevity since 1998. Based in the seaside town Plettenberg Bay in South Africa, Mungo uses cotton, wool and mohair that is grown and produced in South Africa. They design, weave and finish linen throws, blankets, bedding, towels and apparel. Furthermore we are especially keen on their weaving methods; with their own warping equipment, newly restored Ruti and rapier looms, they are able to weave wider fabrics. If you're based near Plettenberg Bay, Cape Town or Johannesburg drop in to one of Mungo's stores to pick up the latest copies of Selvedge, from late October onwards. www.mungo.co.za
I discovered Mungo a couple of years ago and now plan trips to South Africa around dropping in at Plettenberg Bay to see the looms and of course to buy some more Mungo products! I have table cloths and towels that wash well and are a joy to use. That the raw materials are locally sourced and woven please my search for sustainable articles.
Hooray for Mungo!
Great to see Mungo featured in an international publication. Beautiful, high quality goods and a fascinating little shop in Cape Town where the looms are incorporated for public to experience the process.